Cocktail Hour – Basil Gin Fizz

Basil Gin FizzFor cocktails this month, I wanted to take advantage of the fresh herb harvest.  This take on a gin fizz is still light and refreshing, but give some nice lemony herbal notes from the basil.  Plus it’s a little less complicated than a traditional gin fizz for those who might be queasy about the egg white.

Basil Gin Fizz

Based on Set the Table blog’s Basil Gin Fizz recipe

Makes 1 cocktail

3 or 4 basil leaves, torn

Juice from 1/2 a small lemon

1/2 teaspoon honey

1 1/2 oz gin

3 oz club soda

In the bottom of a Collins glass, muddle the basil with the honey and lemon juice. Fill the glass to the top with ice, then add the gin. Stir with a stir stick to fully incorporate the honey into the gin. Top with the club soda. Serve with a stir stick and garnish with basil leaves and/or lemon wedge.

This refreshing, herb-y drink pairs well with a bright by causal print pant and denim shirt.


Cocktail Hour - Basil Gin Fizz



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